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Tekin T8 1400kV in truggy

Old 05-25-2010, 08:29 PM
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Noticed the embedded videos didn't post for some reason.

I ran a 1400kv in my xt8 on this layout for a 20 minute main. It worked fine. The temps were definitely higher than what I normally get with the 1350 truggy motor. Probably around 140-150 degrees with the 1400kv. This caused a little concern as the tracks I race on outdoors are very large and in summer heat I would be very concerned with temps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVvoGddtPoQ

This is the outdoor track I normally race on for comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKvlK4MR_cI
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:30 PM
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Bajeezers those are big tracks! The indoor one looks almost the same size as the track I go to (which is considered big here in socal, especially compared to the indoor tracks here). That outdoor track looks to be about 3x the size of my track!
What are the dimensions of those 2 tracks?

What's the ambient temp when you hit 150F on the indoor track?
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Bajeezers those are big tracks! The indoor one looks almost the same size as the track I go to (which is considered big here in socal, especially compared to the indoor tracks here). That outdoor track looks to be about 3x the size of my track!
What are the dimensions of those 2 tracks?

What's the ambient temp when you hit 150F on the indoor track?
It was around 60 degrees indoors, but it can get down in the 30s during the winter.

I believe the outdoor track main straight is normally around 200 feet long and the track can be up to 125 feet deep. The indoor track main straight usually is around 100 feet long and I think the track is about 60 feet deep. Just depends on the layouts. You get to really let the legs run outdoors. Gear for 42-44mph. Normally gear for around 33-35 indoors.

The 1400 works great indoors, but I just think the temps are going to be pushing it during the summer outdoors. My 1350 rarely gets over 130 even after 15-20 minute mains on that outdoor track when it is 85-90 degrees outside.
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Thanks Edumakated. The tracks look so much larger in the video than the dimensions suggest. The outdoor one is closer in size to my outdoor track than I expected (still a good bit larger). The indoor track is similar size to the indoor ones here. Guess I have to overlook the 1400kV as the summers get over 100F here at the outdoor track.
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As promised. Ran the e-truggy with the tekin 1400 "buggy" and a 6s batt. It was 80-90*f outside. After 5 minutes i used less the 1100mah, and the motor was cool to touch. I did not lack any power.
Here is a pic of the track....




Edit: In the far end i was able to do the triple with no issues. Cant say the same for others.
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Thanks portyansky. Did you get any longer runs (say 15-20min) and check temps then? The track looks pretty large. I wonder how the temps hold up with more runtime.
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There are some folks runnig the truggy motors in their buggies!

It's an easy way to keep your motor cooler. And they needed the extra weight for balence.
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Thanks portyansky. Did you get any longer runs (say 15-20min) and check temps then? The track looks pretty large. I wonder how the temps hold up with more runtime.
Our main was 10 minutes, but i had a small issue that forced me to really slow down with 2+ minutes reamaining (i still won though ). So i cant give you an accurate answer. But im pretty confident it didnt or wouldnt reach temps that would cause any worry.
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Originally Posted by Zerodefect View Post
There are some folks runnig the truggy motors in their buggies!

It's an easy way to keep your motor cooler. And they needed the extra weight for balence.
That's what I did! I can easily get 15 min out of my 6s Hyperion G3, 2600 mah on a medium size track. The power is absolutely insane, yet very smooth power band if you have everything turn to lowest in ur ESC (everything but LVC)
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